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Army December 8, 2011
By Bob Dikkenberg
Say again, over ...
November 24 winner
"You think that tastes awful, wait until you
taste the mess food."
Cpl Mathew Solomons
We also liked:
"DFR's attempt at recruiting using ration
packs proved less than successful."
Lt Jonathan Bourke
Mitsubishi ASX Aspire 4WD diesel
and 2WD petrol wagon
Engines: 1.8 litre, 4 cylinder, 16
valve, MIVEC intercooled turbo
common rail direct injection diesel
with a 6-speed manual transmission
producing 110kW and 300Nm of
torque (blue wagon); 2.0 litre, 4 cyl-
inder DOHC 16-valuve MIVE
petrol producing 110kW of
power and 197Nm of torque
Test vehicle RRP: Diesel
$36,990 and petrol, $28,490
Reviewer: Sgt Andrew
IF PROSPECTIVE fami y
wagon buyers were to evalu-
ate the huge number for sale
in the market place, they'd miss
Christmas lunch in the process.
Holden, Nissan, Subaru, Ford,
Mazda, KIA, Hyundai and Volvo
and others all have their versions
and Mitsubishi is another manufac-
turer offering a family-sized wagon
with their ASX.
Both the 1.8-litre diesel and 2.0-
litre petrol vehicles have identical
inside accommodation and seating
space, outside body appearance and
power output of 110kW.
The (red) 2WD ASX came with
a comprehensive standard equip-
ment list including 16-inch alloy
wheels, steering wheel-mounted
cruise and stereo controls, stabil-
ity and traction control, a swag of
airbags, power windows and the
engine was controlled by a smooth,
continuously variable six-speed
automatic transmission, with a
The (blue) diesel version had
added features such as three-way
switchable 4WD selector from
2WD to 4WD and 4WD lock func-
Spirited and economical:
The Mitsubishi ASX Aspire
4WD diesel (above) had
better torque than the
petrol wagon (inset).
Photos by Sgt Andrew Hetherington
tion, satellite navigation, Bluetooth
phone connectivity, premium nine-
speaker stereo with subwoofer,
17-inch alloy wheels, leather seats
with heated front seats, reversing
camera and a hands-free smart key
vehicle entry system, with push but-
ton start function. Changing gears
was via a reasonably slick-shifting
The pick of the two engines for
its torque alone was the diesel.
Coupled with the easy-to-use
six-speed manual, right foot applica-
tions of the go pedal gave an almost
sports-car response, allowing drivers
to punt along to weave through city
traffic or to cruise along the highway
The 2.0 litre petrol driven in the
CVT auto's D mode was sluggish
and if you had a load on board, then
you'd have to drive it by selecting
Both specifications of vehicle
came with an impressive standard
and additional equipment list, com-
ing in well below what was expected
in this price range.
Rear luggage space was on the
small side, but the ride and handling
of both the diesel and petrol was
comfortable and compliant.
Four stars but go for the eco-
nomical and spirited diesel -- it had
no problem lugging a family of three
and their possessions around at town
and at highway speeds.
IF YOU are an F1 fan who is having
withdrawal after the end of the 2011
season, then Codemasters' F1 2011
might cheer you up.
Visually it looks much the same as
F1 2010, but the under-the-skin enhance-
ments to the previous year's game have
made the purchase worthwhile.
Containing all 2011-season races,
including the new circuit in India, the
latest F1 simulation also includes F1 car
competitive enhancements such as the
drag reduction and kinetic energy recov-
Car handling and difficulty levels
are more realistic and easy to live with.
Monaco is still a difficult Grand Prix to
win and you'll still need to draw on all
your F1 nerd senses to find the apex and
braking points as you advance on corners
at more than 300km/h.
Since buying this game in September
it hasn't left my PS3 and I'll be playing it
even more now that the season has ended.
-- Sgt Andrew Hetherington
Refining the winning formula
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